New Economic Perspectives has the article The New York Times Claims Democratic Leaders in Latin America are “Military Dictators” by William K. Black.
The NYT wrote an extraordinarily arrogant, insulting, dishonest, and hypocritical editorial attacking a series of Latin American democracies. The editorial manages to insult their democratically elected representatives and their electorates.
The editorial claims that it was prompted by the democratic reelection of Evo Morales as President of Bolivia. The editorial concedes that he was reelected in a well-deserved, democratic “landslide.”
“It is easy to see why many Bolivians would want to see Mr. Morales, the country’s first president with indigenous roots, remain at the helm. During his tenure, the economy of the country, one of the least developed in the hemisphere, grew at a healthy rate, the level of inequality shrank and the number of people living in poverty dropped significantly. He has also given the Andean nation, with its history of political turmoil, a long stretch of relative stability.”
I haven’t had a chance to read the whole article, but I am saving a link to it here. I just know that the NYT piece is going to be used as proof by some that the democratically elected leaders are military dictators. I can then come back to this post, read the whole article, and refute what is being said.